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Fink, Arlene

Works: 116 works in 616 publications in 2 languages and 14,390 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HN29, 300.723
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Most widely held works by Arlene Fink
How to conduct surveys : a step-by-step guide by Arlene Fink( Book )

67 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concise and clearly written, this practical guide examines the nuts and bolts of interview and questionnaire design. It takes the reader through the process of deciding informational needs and hypotheses, choosing a questionnaire or interview format, designing a data collection method, choosing a sample, analyzing the findings, and reporting results."--LOC publisher description
Conducting research literature reviews : from paper to the Internet by Arlene Fink( Book )

49 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conducting Research Literature Reviews, Second Edition shows readers how to identify, interpret, and analyze published and unpublished research literature. The text also discusses the use of Boolean operators for simple and advanced searches and shows readers how to use bibliographic software to organize literature reviews and search "The Virtual File Cabinet." It also describes how to synthesize the literature as a stand-alone report or as a component of a paper or proposal." "This book is intended for anyone who wants to research social, health, educational, and business issues. It is ideal for students, researchers, marketers, planners, and policymakers who design and manage public and private agencies, conduct research studies, and prepare strategic plans and grant proposals."--Jacket
The survey kit by Linda Brookover Bourque( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation fundamentals : insights into the outcomes, effectiveness, and quality of health programs by Arlene Fink( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text teaches the basic concepts and vocabulary necessary to do program evaluations and review the quality of evaluation research to make informed decisions about methods and outcomes to meet scientific and community needs. Dr. Fink thoroughly examines such issues as how to justify evaluation questions and set standards of effectiveness, design studies, identify best practices, and conduct ethical research. The book contains numerous examples of evaluation methods, as well as evaluation reports. It also includes practice exercises and suggested readings in print and online. Individuals can use the New Edition successfully on their own or in small or large groups. -- Provided by publisher
An evaluation primer by Arlene Fink( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for those who are concerned with evaluation but do not have an extensive background, this textbook helps students, scientists, evaluators, and administrators conduct and interpret evaluations. It deals with evaluations in all social action programs--health, education, and welfare. The focus is on basic procedures, rather than on theory, politics, or ethics. Sequential chapters outline the various stages of evaluation and give actual examples, frequently in tabular or checklist format. These stages are identified as follows: (1) formulating credible questions; (2) constructing evaluation designs; (3) planning information collection, using tests, scales, observation, and questionnaires; (4) collecting evaluation information; (5) planning and conducting information analysis activities; specifically, choosing among frequently used statistical methods; (6) reporting evaluation information; and (7) scheduling, budgeting, and proposal writing. A 57-item bibliography is appended. (Cp)
The survey handbook by Arlene Fink( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains 4 different types of survey instruments, and the activities that constitute a 'typical' survey. It also demonstrates how to organize surveys and estimate their costs and provides details for conducting a survey
How to ask survey questions by Arlene Fink( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aimed at helping readers prepare and use reliable and valid survey questions, How to Ask Survey Questions, 2nd Edition shows readers how to: ask valid and reliable questions for the context; determine whether to use open or closed questions; choose the right type of measurement (categorical, nominal, or ordinal) for responses to survey questions; ask questions that get at attitude, behavior, and knowledge; develop factorial, conjoint, and Internet survey questions."--Page 4 of cover
Evaluation basics : a practitioners's manual by Jacqueline B Kosecoff( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to design surveys by Arlene Fink( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Which survey design should you select and use for your survey? For what purpose do you want to use your survey - to describe, compare, or predict attitudes, knowledge or behaviour? In this book, the author provides lots of examples and explanations of the major features of high-quality survey systems
How to sample in surveys by Arlene Fink( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How much is enough in your sample? What's the difference between a research question and a survey question? This book shows readers how to specify inclusion and exclusion criteria, select the appropriate probability and non-probability sampling methods, understand the sources of error in sampling, and calculate the response rate
How to report on surveys by Arlene Fink( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From making presentations to general versus technical/academic audiences to preparing computerized presentations, 'How to Report on Surveys', Second Edition shows you how to create more effective verbal and written survey reports
An evaluation primer workbook : practical exercises for health professionals by Arlene Fink( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This workbook, which accompanies An Evaluation Primer (tm 007 500) consists of 19 practical exercises for applying evaluation skills to hypothetical educational programs. Each chapter corresponds to a chapter in the primer, with answers keyed accordingly. Intended to provide an introduction to evaluation, the exercises include: identifying the context of an evaluation; selecting evaluators; designing the evaluation program; writing questions; identifying evaluation strategies; finding dependent and independent variables; illustrating design strategies; determining threats to validity; selecting measurement instruments; collecting data; defining type of validity; interpreting and analyzing information; reaching conclusions; reporting results; planning the evaluation; and budgeting. This workbook and the primer deal with social action programs concerning health, education, and welfare. (Cp)
Evaluation for education & psychology by Arlene Fink( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition, this volume includes a number of devices to aid the reader: a running example throughout the book so that the reader can follow each step of an evaluation through the entire process; each chapter opens with an overview and a reader's guide for the chapter; step-by-step guidelines are given for the use of expert panels, choosing a data source, conducting a meta-analysis, etc.; checklists of do's and don'ts and each chapter ends with a summary, exercises, and a suggested readings list. (Answers to the exercises are provided at the end of the book.)
Indications for selected medical and surgical procedures : a literature review and ratings of appropriateness : coronary angiography by Mark R Chassin( Book )

23 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is part of a larger study to determine the extent to which the appropriate use of medical procedures is related to overall rates of use among geographic areas. It is one of six volumes that report the ratings of panels of physicians on the appropriateness of performing each of six procedures for a wide variety of clinically specific indications.The six procedures were coronary angiography, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, cholecystectomy, diagnostic gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy, and carotid endarterectomy. This volume contains a literature review of carotid endarterectomy, a comprehensive set of indications for performing this procedure, and ratings of the appropriateness for each indication
How to analyze survey data by Arlene Fink( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practicing research : discovering evidence that matters by Arlene Fink( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practicing Research provides students, practitioners, and researchers with guidance on best practices. The book's eight chapters correspond to the skills that research consumers need to discover evidence that matters. Author Arlene Fink pays special attention to facilitating student learning by offering over a hundred examples, exercises, tables, figures, and checklists, as well as an extensive glossary. --From publisher's description
Evidence-based public health practice by Arlene Fink( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to manage, analyze, and interpret survey data by Arlene Fink( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clearly written with useful checklists, guidelines, and examples, 'How to Manage, Analyze, and Interpret Survey Data' shows readers how to manage survey data and become better users and consumers of statistical and qualitative survey information
Evaluation study of the California State Preschool Program by Ralph Hoepfner( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the comprehensive evaluation study of the California State Preschool Program which involved elementary school children in educationally disadvantaged areas throughout California. Various test scores of approximately 6000 children in kindergarten, first, and second grade who had previously participated for at least a year in the State Preschool Program were compared to the scores of two other groups of children, those who were not graduates of any identifiable preschool program and those who had attended a Children's Center Program. Evaluation was based on student scores on the Entry Level Test, Cooperative Primary Test, Attitude to School Questionnaire, Student Productivity Index, and attendance records. Comparisons were made between the performance, motivation, and productivity test scores of students. A detailed discussion of the results is included in the report. (Cs)
Consensus methods : characteristics and guidelines for use by Rand Corporation( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consensus methods are being used increasingly to solve problems in medicine and health. Their main purpose is to define levels of agreement on controversial subjects. Advocates suggest that, when properly employed, consensus strategies can create structured environments in which experts are given the best available information, allowing their solutions to problems to be more justifiable and credible than otherwise. This Note surveys the characteristics of several major methods (Delphi, Nominal Group, and models developed by the National Institutes of Health and by Glaser) and provides guidelines for those who want to use the techniques. Among the concerns these guidelines address are selecting problems, choosing members for consensus panels, specifying acceptable levels of agreement, properly using empirical data, obtaining professional and political support, and disseminating results
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The survey kit
Alternative Names
Fink, Arlene G. 1940-

English (453)

German (2)

Conducting research literature reviews : from paper to the InternetThe survey kitEvaluation fundamentals : insights into the outcomes, effectiveness, and quality of health programsThe survey handbookHow to ask survey questionsHow to design surveysHow to sample in surveysHow to report on surveys